Crystals Mall at CityCenter
Las Vegas, Nevada
Corradini Corp.
2010 JOB OF THE YEAR

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This 87,000 square foot upscale retail center in Las Vegas was originally specified to receive a monochromatic marble tile floor. Through value engineering of a combined effort between the terrazzo contractor and the architect, the owners were able to achieve a decorative epoxy terrazzo floor of 3 earthy colors, separated by 4 accent bands of stone and marble that cut through the floor in arcs to draw the customers through the mall. Even with the introduction of this multiple colored terrazzo design, the owner was still able to save a significant amount of money converting from the original marble tile. To provide the terrazzo floor with a “Las Vegas sparkling look”, substantial Mother of Pearl was used to enhance the primary terrazzo colors. The stone and marble inlay curved bands were all individually set pieces, with the edges cut in place to form the arcs, grouted with epoxy matrix, and bordered by 1/4″ zinc strips. Thousands of lineal feet of cast-in-place terrazzo curbs were used at the planters. The tree bases involved manual placement of individual pieces of river rocks, grouted with terrazzo matrix, then ground and polished in place by skilled technicians via specialized hand tools. This required grinding off 1/2″ of the stone and terrazzo to expose a cross section of the rocks. With a design of “sophisticated simplicity”, the overall aesthetics and functionality of the terrazzo are truly impressive.

Architect
AAI Architects, Inc.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Designer
Rockwell Group
New York, New York

Terrazzo Contractor
Corradini Corp.
Fountain Valley, California

General Contractor
Perini Building Company
Henderson, Nevada

Owner
MGM Mirage
Las Vegas, Nevada

Resin/Cement Supplier
Sherwin-Williams – General Polymers
Sylmar, California

Chip Supplier
Continental Terrazzo Supply, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Chip Producer
Texas Architectural Aggregate
San Saba, Texas

Chip Producer
Cactus Canyon Quarries, Inc.
Marble Falls, Texas

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes
Delaware, Ohio

Importer and supplier of stone for accent bands
Artistic Tile
New York, New York

Photographer
David Balfour

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